Women in Academia Support Network #WIASN - 22 March 19, Redmonds Building 201, Friday, 22. March 2019

WIASN is an intersectional forum which exists to give a safe space for women in academia to support each other, through robust discussion and the sharing of experiences and issues, challenges and opportunities.
The network was established in 2017 and in two years has grown to include over 10,000 members. Dr Amy Bonsall, its founder and LJMU alumni, will be talking to researchers about the origins and the purpose of the group.
All welcome!
Dr Amy Bonsall Biography
Amy Bonsall is a theatre director and researcher. She completed her undergraduate studies at LJMU before moving to London. There she undertook an MA at Middlesex University and this helped her to established herself in theatre. She assisted Dame Janet Suzman in South Africa and the RSC on her major production of Hamlet in 2005/2006. She has worked in the West End and internationally and is currently artistic director of Bilimankhwe International Theatre, most recently she directed ‘Romeo and Juliet’ for them in Malawi. Her most recent production is ‘Oysters’, a new play about the composer Brahms, which is currently completing a run at the Adelaide Festival in Australia. Amy completed her PhD in 2017 (with no corrections and an award for research excellence) and she is currently a Researcher at The University of Manchester’s Science and Engineering Education Research Hub and a visiting lecturer in Drama at the University of Chester.
Her publications include articles for Platform Journal and ESharp with a forthcoming article in African Theatre. She has a chapter on Romeo and Juliet included in the forthcoming Routledge Guide to Applied Theatre and  is also co editing a volume which will be published by Palgrave later this year. In 2017 she founded The Women in Academia Support Network #WIASN, at the start there were just 6 people, now the network has nearly 11K world wide members and is still growing. But more important than all of that, is that she is the mother to two amazing girls. 

Friday, 22. March 2019, Redmonds Building 201, Women in Academia Support Network #WIASN - 22 March 19

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